This album, when I first heard it, comsumed me completely; it awoke in me a feeling of awe, a feeling that I had never experienced before and expect never to feel again. This album is, in so many ways, unique; the only album the "True" Sisters Of Mercy released, the only album that contains the brilliant guitar team of Gary Marx and Wayne Hussey, carried by Craig Adams' powerful bass and, of course, the cold, harsh voice of Andrew Eldrich and the constant passionless pulse of Doktor Avalanche. This album stirs thew soul, it is the embodiment of that time when music had reached a new plateau; so nilhistic, so cruel and yet it is an epiphany, a self realisation. The title track begins with tinny guitar accomaniment, which is then picked up and carried by Adams' rich, deep bass chords before, finally, the voice of the venerable Doktor brings forth Eldrich, the death of love and the promise of only failure and accepance of defeat. No Time To Cry takes from us what hope we may have once held onto, A Rock And A Hard Place shows us the worth of love and life and Marian sings of lost love and love unfulfilled. This album, is so cold and devoid of passion; it is still one of the most powerful albums ever released and I dare anyone to listen to this and not be moved by it. AND THEY ONLY GAVE ME FIVE STARS TO VOTE WITH!!!